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Ahead of a new round of UN talks next week, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his Macedonia counterpart Nikola Dimitrov met behind closed doors in Thessaloniki.
September's inconclusive elections left Merkel without a majority and struggling to find partners to govern Europe's biggest economy.
The demonstrators hurled projectiles at a hospital, attacked the home of at least one local politician, and complained of police inaction in the city of Kasur in Punjab province.
Three men were arrested as they tried to flee by the way they came in with bags of gems and watches worth over four million euros but came up against locked doors.
The new bill would ban abortions due to irreversible damage to the foetus, removing the main legal recourse Polish women have to obtain a termination.
Relations between the two countries remains "very strong", Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque told reporters, playing down concern that the statue could hurt relations with Japan.
The five deaths in Bulacan equal the number of drug-related killings in the previous five weeks, according to official data.
The State Department's highest "do not travel" advisory places the five Mexican states at the same warning level as war-ravaged Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Authorities reported a grenade attack on a naval guard post that injured two people and a separate strike on an oil facility.
Heavy rains on Tuesday sent rivers of waist-high mud and debris flowing from the hills into Montecito and other towns in Santa Barbara County northwest of Los Angeles.
Bangkok authorities are now untangling the cables and moving them underground as part of an urban renewal pushed by the Thai junta that seized power in 2014.
Armed robbers made off with millions of euros worth of jewellery after smashing the windows of the world-famous Ritz hotel in Paris.
A rainstorm sent rivers of waist-high mud and debris flowing from the hills into the affluent Santa Barbara County community of Montecito
Paramilitary forces were called to the city of Kasur near the Indian border, Punjab provincial police said
A healthcare crisis put British Prime Minister Theresa May on the defensive at her first weekly parliamentary questions of 2018 on Wednesday.
Palestinian security sources said they were not aware of any arrests yet, but added that Israeli settlers in the area had thrown stones at Palestinian cars.
If the AfD had been at pains to portray itself as a patriotic conservative force after the 24 September polls, the latest slur signals that an extremist faction is winning control.
Rescue personnel in Santa Barbara County on Wednesday morning continued searching for victims where mudslides slammed into homes, covered highways and swept away vehicles.
The new hunt, which will last 90 days, is expected to start in mid-January when a high-tech vessel reaches a new search zone in the southern Indian Ocean.
People in the mainly Catholic Asian nation risk life and limb to kiss or touch the icon with towels, believing the Black Nazarene to possess miraculous powers.
Cuba, Mexico, Honduras, Belize and Jamaica meanwhile were issued "threat" warnings of waves between 0.3 to one metre high.
Seven of the vast continent's 10 warmest years have occurred since 2005, with only 2011 cooler than average, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said in its annual climate statement.
Bannon later said his "treasonous" comment was directed at a former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who also attended the meeting at Trump Tower.
The SBCFD says the bodies were discovered in mud and debris during rescue operations in Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles.
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